Variation (for Judith)

[ March 8, 2015; 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] Judith Serota ran the Spitalfields festival for nearly 20 years.  When she left, a group of composers were asked to write her a set of variations on her favourite Bach Aria (Bist du bei mir).  These were eventually premiered and recorded by pianist Melvyn Tan.

Judith and Melvyn have continued and extended the project in a […]

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Cheltenham Composer Academy: Recap

It’s easy – if you live in London – to become a little convinced that all the most important English musical activities take place within about a 10 mile radius of your home (and perhaps up at Aldeburgh, too).  I was – personally – unaware of the incredible amount of high-quality performances going on every […]

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